Port Vale can confirm defender Graham Kelly has joined National League North side Southport on loan for the rest of the 2017/2018 season.
The defender will be linking up with manager Kevin Davies, assistant coach and former Port Vale player, Jon McCarthy.
The Valiants signed Kelly on an initial one-year contract after he was released from Sheffield United in the summer.
Also capped by the Republic of Ireland's U18 and U19 sides at international level, the 20-year old joins Southport with great potential and he will be hopeful of impressing.
The club wish Graham the best of luck during his loan spell.